Soccer

Perisic scores 2 as Inter beats Udinese for 4th straight win

  • Lazio's Ciro Immobile, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after he scored during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Crotone, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Lazio's Ciro Immobile, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after he scored during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Crotone, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Roma's Brazilian defender Bruno Peres, second from left, celebrates with his teammates Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko, Argentinian defender Federico Fazio and Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri, after Genoa's Italian defender Armando Izzo scored an own goal during a Serie A soccer match between Genoa and Roma at Genoa's Luigi Ferraris Stadium, Italy, Jan. 8, 2017.  (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)

    Roma's Brazilian defender Bruno Peres, second from left, celebrates with his teammates Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko, Argentinian defender Federico Fazio and Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri, after Genoa's Italian defender Armando Izzo scored an own goal during a Serie A soccer match between Genoa and Roma at Genoa's Luigi Ferraris Stadium, Italy, Jan. 8, 2017. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Inter Milan's head coach Stefano Pioli gives directions to his players during a Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Inter Milan, at Friuli stadium in Udine, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Alberto Lancia/ANSA via AP)

    Inter Milan's head coach Stefano Pioli gives directions to his players during a Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Inter Milan, at Friuli stadium in Udine, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Alberto Lancia/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Ivan Perisic scored twice and Inter Milan came from a goal down to beat Udinese and win its fourth straight in Serie A on Sunday.

Perisic equalized in first-half added time, slotting a shot inside the near post after receiving a pass from Mauro Icardi, then headed in from a free kick three minutes from the end.

It was the first brace in Serie A for Perisic, a Croatia international who joined Inter from Wolfsburg in 2015.

Jakub Jankto, a 20-year-old Czech midfielder, had put Udinese ahead early in the first half after being set up by French talent Seko Fofana.

With new coach Stefano Pioli making an impact, Inter moved up to sixth, level on points with city rival AC Milan, which was hosting Cagliari later.

Also later, Italian leader Juventus can improve its own Serie A record with a 26th successive home win against Bologna, and second-place Roma visits Genoa.